Erich Fromm Quotes

Erich Fromm

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There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love

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Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's ownself.

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The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.

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The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.

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Sleep is often the only occasion in which man cannot silence his conscience; we forget what we knew in our dream.

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Immature love says, "I love you because I need you." Mature love says, "I need you because I love you."

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There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by the unfolding of his powers.

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As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found--in himself.

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There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by unfolding of his powers.

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Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.

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